The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
July 10, 2011
Yours over all shall be the praise And thanks of ev'ry nation, And all the world with joy shall raise The voice of exultation. For you will judge the earth, O Lord; You will not let sin flourish. Your people's pasture is your Word, Their souls to feed and nourish, In righteous paths to keep them. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 574:2)
Worship Focus: Gratitude moves us to share his Word
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 260, 250, 576, 233
First Lesson: Exodus 19:2-8
Under the protecting wings of our heavenly Father, we can live a life that boldly confesses his saving name.
Psalm 100, p. 104
What thanks fills us as we consider the goodness of our God!
Second Lesson: Romans 5:6-11
How great the love the Father has shown us in Christ! What a word of love for us to share!
Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8
Like a shepherd, Jesus' heart goes out to the lost sheep. He tells the disciples to pray for harvest workers. Then he answers that prayer by sending them out.
July ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), John Jepma, Dave Joos, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke
July cleaners: Duane & Bonnie Hausmann; Dennis & Karen Schroeder
Bridal Shower: A bridal shower for Lesley Lubenow will be on July 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Morris Senior Citizen Center. Lesley is registered at Macy's and Sear's.
Fair Booth: Please sign up if you can sit at the booth.
VBS: We start tomorrow. Last chance to invite someone or sign up for a Rely for Life luminaria. This Friday from 11:00am to Noon, the children will be going around town to deliver care packages and sing some of the songs they learned. If they could stop by you, let Pastor Bitter know.
Today's Greeters: Dick & Judy Lubenow